I am grateful to have woken up to the news of my brother's engagement to his girlfriend Patricia. I am grateful that I was able to have my blood drawn this morning with no pain, no passing out and no getting sick (this is significant). I am grateful for the love and support of my family (Sam and Zoe). I am grateful for the new vegetable we tried last night and liked --- chayote. I am grateful for my friend Heather who gave me advice on how to get rid of my gas last night so I could sleep.